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Updated February 4, 2022

2022 NFL Pro Bowl Betting Preview: Best Bets For Spread, Money Line, Total, Parlay

It's Pro Bowl week, everyone! Many people say that the Pro Bowl is just a taped vacation for NFL players, but they're wrong. Well, sort of. 

It is never wise to bet on an exhibition game, especially an all-star game. However, if there are lines available, we will break it down and give out some winners. If you are possibly looking to add a little cash to your account before the Super Bowl, this is your chance.

The reality is that we do not know how serious anyone is going to take this game, so please bet with caution. Just follow your gut and watch some football. 

If you are going to bet on the Pro Bowl, we just ask that you do so responsibly. 

Let's find some winners.

*Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook

2022 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC vs. NFC

Spread: AFC -1.5 | Total: 62.5 | ML: AFC -120, NFC +100

The AFC got the advantage of having the Chiefs not reach the Super Bowl, so they get Patrick Mahomes as their BACKUP quarterback. His AFC West rival, Justin Herbert, will get the start for the AFC. 

Kansas City will also send Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce to go along with Mac Jones, Jonathan Taylor, Nick Chubb, Najee Harris, Stefon Diggs, Kennan Allen, and Mark Andrews on the offensive side of the ball. 

On the other side, the NFC will start Kyler Murray at quarterback with Russell Wilson and Kirk Cousins backing him up. Surrounding the quarterbacks will be Dalvin Cook, Alvin Kamara, James Conner, Deebo Samuel, Justin Jefferson, Mike Evans, George Kittle, and Kyle Pitts. 

At face value, the AFC has the better roster, but that should not really matter. The Pro Bowl is one of the hardest things to bet on because not only does the public not care, but the majority of the players do not even really care. 

My advice to you is to wait until right before kickoff to place your bets. The rosters are always fluid, and anything can change from now until kickoff. If I had to make a pick, I would roll with the AFC. They have the better quarterbacks and running backs. The NFC has better receivers and tight ends, but the AFC is better at the most important position for the Pro Bowl. 

Defensively, we can expect an absolute C-minus effort from both sides, and it is a wash in terms of who has the better unit. The AFC has also won four straight Pro Bowls, so we will roll with the hot hand. 

Pick: AFC -1.5 (-105)

Money Line

I'll let you take a guess on who I am taking on the money line.

Pick: AFC (-120)

Total

Again, the defense has never cared about the Pro Bowl, unless you are Sean Taylor, then anyone can get it.

If we look at the last 10 Pro Bowls, the average final total is 65.6 points. That will put us over the total, obviously, but the total has only reached this number once in the last four games. 

If you want to be the guy who bets the point total on the Pro Bowl, go right ahead. There is no deep analysis that I can do to prove one side over the other. However, the over in the Pro Bowl is always the play because the thought is that these players are going to want to put on a show. 

Pick: Over 62.5 (-110)

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